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NSLC Named Retailer for Cannabis Edibles, Extracts and Topicals
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) will sell cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals when the products become legal later this year.
Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Karen Casey announced the retailer will have the mandate for the expanded products today, June 24.
“The NSLC has done a good job in preparing and implementing our new retail model as recreational cannabis was legalized across Canada,” said Ms. Casey. “The NSLC has the experience with controlled substances needed to sell additional cannabis products safely.”
Health Canada announced the federal regulations regarding the legal production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals on June 14, and the amended regulations will come into force Oct. 17. Due to Health Canada’s 60-day review process for new products, consumers should expect to see products available no earlier than Dec. 16.
“I am pleased our shareholder trusts the NSLC to expand our cannabis mandate to offer edible cannabis products to our customers,” said Greg Hughes, NSLC president and CEO. “Preparations will begin immediately to make sure our employees and stores are ready to execute on our new mandate in the same safe and responsible way we retail all our products.”
Government will continue to provide education and awareness to the public around the introduction and related risks of cannabis, including edibles, extracts and topicals.